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Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:45 am
by Salai
Hello, it’s my first time here, and my english grammar is not the best... so go easy on me. I have noticed that there’s a yellowish swell on my beardies lip and below the eye... his name is Rango and he’s one and a half years old...it does not seem to bother him and he’s still eating. His energy level is also not disturbed (maybe even boosted). His terrarium is fine and was checked by a professional breeder, so the temperature or lightning trouble is now clear of suspicion. I also clean and disinfect the swells every day for a week or so... he is offered a bath twice or trice a week.I also take him out to bask in the Sun. If anybody knows what this is and wether it should be treated by a professional or not, please answer this post. And in cas pictures are needed, also nudge me to post them...

Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:03 am
by KarrieRee
First pics need to be posted of beardie so we can see the issue---
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/-- also the tank and lighting please
Karrie

Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:25 am
by Salai
Will post them as soon as I get home...

Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:57 am
by Salai
Ummm... I’m sorry, I do appreciate the help, but the link you gave me, is no valid... could you give me another one?

Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:05 am
by KarrieRee
Interesting --- go to top of page in the banner --- click on user image upload - download pics --- go to message box on top of box click on XIMG -- post pics --- also on the right side of this page at bottom under fun stuff try that link too
Karrie

Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:26 am
by Salai
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Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:27 am
by Salai
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Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:27 am
by Salai
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Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:32 am
by Salai
Here’s another pic and it is better than the last time one so I hope you can see the issue...[Click image to enlarge]

Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:15 am
by KarrieRee
i dont think thats yellow fungus --it looks like his coloring ---- but what I do see is future issues w/ the UVB--- health wise --- first here is some info on the UVB
Which UVB light should I use?
The best UVB light is a ReptiSun 10.0 fluorescent tube HO (Or Arcardia 12% in the UK). Compact or coil bulbs do not emit the proper amount of UVB light for a bearded dragon, and should not be used. Other brands, such as the Zilla Desert Series and ReptiGlo have been known to cause eye problems and other health issues with bearded dragons, and should be avoided. The reason that some UVB lights (Zilla, ReptiGlo, coils/compacts, ect.) are considered dangerous is because the wavelength of UVB that they emit is shorter and more intense than the wavelength of the "safe" lights (ReptiSun, Arcadia). UVB lights should be replaced every 6 months. The T5’s are a strong bulb and only need to be replaced once a year – the T 8 every 6 months--- where as the T 8 are not as strong—they need to be placed inside the tank the T 5 10.0 bulb approx 10-11 inches from basking spot – the T 8 approx 8-10 inches from basking spot—the cover needs to be off the bulb for full effect of the UVB rays-- I would replace this ASAP--- next
please get rid of the sand --- are you in the states? Alot of people use textured non adhesive shelf liner from Home Depot Lowes etc......... its cheap and easy to clean vinegar/ water in a spray bottle mixed 50/50--- insects can get underneath----------- sand causes impaction -- the dragon needs to be able to sit directly under the UVB ---- so I would get rid of that coil you have and get the Reptisun above either the T 8 or a T 5 --- depending on what you get will determine the distance of the bulb in the tank -----
You can look up yellow fungus on line--google-- and look at the pictures they show --- but it looks to be his coloring to me--
Karrie

Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:42 am
by Salai
Thank you very much, for the info on the lighting and the sand... I will take care of it.
Take care!

Re: Yellow swelling

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:44 am
by KarrieRee
Has he shedded lately -- ? Could be scales are swollen from shedding or going to shed---- some one else on the forum can look and see what they think ---- sorry I thought you were talking about fungus---
Karrie